South Carolina vs. Oregon Post-Game Notes
May 19, 2007
Lisa Longo's double in the fifth inning extended her hitting streak to seven games. Her streak is the second-longest of the season for a Gamecock, bested only by Ashton Payne's nine game streak from Feb. 17 to Feb. 28.
McKenna Hughes went 3-for-3 with a walk against Oregon. Hughes last reached base on all of her at-bats when she went 4-for-4 against Georgia on April 15.
Lisa Longo's assist to home plate in the top of the sixth inning marked the second consecutive game that the Gamecocks threw a runner out at home.
Melissa Hendon struck out the final batter of the seventh inning to give her 10 strikeouts in the game. Hendon has struck out 10+ batters in nine games this season.
Melissa Hendon allowed a season-high eight earned runs, surpassing the six given up against Florida on April 24.
South Carolina plays the winner of the Penn State/N.C. State game in a 7 p.m. elimination game.
Jenn Salling has driven in five of Oregon's nine runs through the first two games of the Columbia Regional.
Ann Marie Topps extended her Oregon single-season record after hitting a three-run homerun, her 19th of the season, in the top of the fifth inning. Topps's longball also makes her the PAC-10 leader, with Arizona State's Kaitlin Cochran behind with 18 homeruns.
The Ducks improved to 2-3 all-time in NCAA Regional second-day winners bracket play. Oregon's other 2-0 start in the NCAA Regional's occurred in the 2004 Tallahassee Regional when they defeated Bethune-Cookman (1-0) and South Florida (12-0).
Oregon advances to the championship game tomorrow at 1 p.m. They will face the winner of the South Carolina-Penn State/N.C. State game held tonight at 7 p.m.